The market is showing some signs of life. Volumes are up, as are prices across most cryptos. Happily, both BTC and Alts are trending upwards together. BSV went on a fantasy trip to nowhere, accompanied by Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Diamond and Bitcoin Gold for good measure. Other Alts are showing much more promising and sustainable appreciation. Much too early to tell if this is the start of something exciting and remember just because XYZ pumps 30%+ does not make it a wise investment. As always, there's far more than price going on in the cryptosphere - enjoy!
If you are new to crypto this is an ideal introduction to the value proposition that is Bitcoin. While you’re at it this podcast/reading does an excellent job of explaining why BTC is not backed by nothing.
An optimistic perspective on the future potential of Bitcoin:
BTC supply is tight tight tight:
Rejecting Proof of Stake (worth thinking on):
BTC bears may have to reconsider:
The journey towards becoming a Bitcoiner (funny but entirely accurate for many):
Oracles and smart contracts are barely understood concepts even within crypto:
A visualization of the rise of DeFi (highly recommended):
An NBA player goes crypto:
Rate cuts over the last year:
An Introduction to the Efficient Market Hypothesis for Bitcoiners by Nic Carter(highly recommended):
Bitcoin, trust, and simplicity:
Arguing for the implementation of privacy features into Bitcoin:
Setting up your own Bitcoin node:
Potential Bitcoin upgrades on the horizon (recommended):
Start-ups looking at their launches in the context of 2020:
A vision of zero collateral DeFi (interesting concept):
We might miss cash once it's gone (recommended):
An excellent way to start your Bitcoin journey (highly recommended):
Bitcoin is indeed not backed by nothing and here’s why (highly recommended):
Excellent Bitcoin timeline with attached article (highly recommended):
Briefly analyzing this current Bitcoin breakout:
How secure is the Bitcoin base algorithm (dates to 2017 but nonetheless highly relevant):
Global market predictions for 2020:
Another excellent EOS mega update for Colin (highly recommended):
So, what exactly is an EOS block producer?:
Comparing BTC returns in 2019 against a few related alts/asset classes:
The crypto journey many of us take:
Interested in what the rich and famous have to say about Bitcoin? Here you go:
I hope you found a lot to like in this week’s trip down the ever-interesting crypto rabbit hole. As always, looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
Note on Sources:
Twitter & Reddit (cryptos current meta-brains) / Medium / Trybe / Hackernoon / Whaleshares / TIMM and so on/ YouTube / various podcasts and whatever else I stumble upon. The aim is a useful weekly aggregator of ideas rather than news. Though I try to keep the sources current – I’ll reference these articles and podcasts etc. as I encounter them – they may have been published just a couple of days ago or in some cases quite a bit earlier.